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Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Thomas 1904 (giant forest hog)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Suidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231606

Full reference: O. Thomas. 1904. The Forest-pig of Central Africa. Nature 70:577

Belongs to Hylochoerus according to O. Thomas 1904

Sister taxon: Hylochoerus euilus

Type specimen: Nandi, a skull

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 276.0, humerus length 271.0, radius length 183.0, scapula 233.0 x 151.0, skull 414.8 x 218.5, tibia length 228.0, ulna length 255.0

Estimated body mass: 56.0 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length